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Published February 12th 2020
See what's happening across Canberra this March
Canberra will be home to free & ticketed events this March. There is something for all ages & interests to enjoy with the list below.

1. Enlighten Festival
When: Friday, 28 February 2020-15 March 2020
Where: Various locations
Cost: Free & ticketed events
Details: Canberra will shine bright this March with culture and creativity as the Enlighten Festival will showcase a range of events for everyone to enjoy. There will be night markets, exhibits, illuminations, displays, after-dark attractions, hot air balloon events, concerts, live music, architectural projections, firework displays, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Enlighten Festival Facebook


2. Breaking The Castle
When: Saturday, 29 February 2020-14 March 2020
Where: The Street Theatre, 15 Childers St, Canberra
Cost: Adults: $45pp, Concession: $42pp, Students: $35pp & Under 30: $30pp
Details: This Play is about David, he cannot get enough, of anything. Alcohol, drugs, women, gambling—whatever it takes to escape the bark of the black dog. Then David is thrown an unlikely lifeline. Finding himself in the mountains of Southeast Asia he is offered a chance at redemption—but he will need to confront his inner demons, traumas, and secrets long buried in his psyche. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Street Theatre Facebook


3. Joseph Tawadros Quartet
When: Sunday, 1 March 2020: 4pm-5:40pm
Where: The Street Theatre, 15 Childers St, Canberra
Cost: Adults: $39pp, Concession: $37pp, Under 30: $30pp & Students: $25pp
Details: This concert will showcase multi-award-winning Joseph Tawadros, player of the Oud, a Middle Eastern lute. The performance will bring middle-eastern, classical and contemporary jazz together seamlessly. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Street Theatre Facebook


4. March is Kids Month
When: Sunday, 1-10 March 2020
Where: Various locations-see website
Cost: Free
Details: This child-friendly event will showcase a wide range of entertainment, activities, face painting, balloon sculpting, jumping castle, and more. Click here for the website.

5. Canberra Kids Market
When: Sunday, 1 March 2020: 10am-3pm
Where: Fitters Workshop, Kingston (Next to the Old Bus Depot)
Cost: See website
Details: This market will feature quality goods for the little ones. There will be clothing, toys, baby care, prams, cots, strollers, bassinettes, car seats, party supplies, designer labels, big-name brands, sustainable items, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Canberra Kids Market Facebook


6. Women's and Girls' Jogalong
When: Sunday, 1 March 2020
Where: Weston Park, Cnr of Banks & Brown Streets, Yarralumla
Cost: YMCA Members: Free & Non-Members: See website for fee price
Details: There will be 6km, 3km (mixed females all ages & boys under 13yrs), and 1.6km mini-jog (children under 13yrs) options. Click here for the website.

7. The Canberra Times Marathon Festival
When: Sunday, 1-31 March 2020
Where: Weston Park, Cnr of Banks & Brown Streets, Yarralumla
Cost: See website
Details: This 8-week program event is designed to help you reach your running goals and the trainers from the YMCA Canberra Runners Club will be with you every step of the way. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from YMCA Canberra Runners Club Facebook


8. Film & Information Evening
When: Tuesday, 3 March 2020: 6:45pm-9:30pm
Where: Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton
Cost: See website
Details: This event will give you the opportunity to meet Gabriela and Graeme the owners who founded Walkabout Gourmet Adventures 34 years ago. The event will showcase a 30-minute video showing a typical day on a Walkabout Holiday, Q&A, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Walkabout Gourmet Adventures Facebook


9. Mt Ainslie Run Up and Power Walk
When: Tuesday, 3 March 2020: From 12:45pm
Where: Treloar Crescent, Campbell (Behind the Australian War Memorial)
Cost: Free
Details: This fun run/walk will feature a 2.2km with a 230 metre elevation gain. It will start at Remembrance Park. Click here for the website.

10. Women's Adventure Film Tour 19/20
When: Thursday, 5 March 2020: 7pm-9pm
Where: The Arc Cinema, National Film & Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton
Cost: Adults: $25pp & Concession: $20pp
Details: This film event will include an emcee introduction, guest speaker, prize draw, and a screening of the 19/20 season of the Women's Adventure Film Tour. The screening will feature a collection of award-winning short films celebrating the inspiring women around us. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Women's Adventure Film Tour Facebook


11. International Women's Day – Science In the Pub
When: Friday, 6 March 2020: 7pm-10pm
Where: Smiths Alternative, 76 Alinga Street, Melbourne Building, Canberra
Cost: Free
Details: There will be eight short presentations about the amazing research that is going in Canberra, quizzes, stand up, songs, entertainment, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Phil Up On Science Facebook


12. Fleetmac Wood presents Sea of Love Disco
When: Friday, 6 March 2020
Where: Mr Wolf, 122 Alinga Street, Canberra
Cost: $18pp
Details: This concert will be showcasing and celebrating the extensive back catalogue of Fleetwood Mac, with a curated and created assortment of remixes and edits. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Fleetmac Wood Facebook


13. Retro Depot in March
When: Sunday, 8 March 2020: 10am-4pm
Where: Old Bus Depot Markets, 21 Wentworth Ave, Kingston
Cost: See website.
Details: There will be items from the 60s and 70s, mid-century furniture, funky retro clothing, macramé, fashions, jewellery, accessories, retro homewares and furniture, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Old Bus Depot Markets Facebook


14. Kite Flying Festival
When: Sunday, 8 March 2020: 10am-5pm
Where: Exhibition Park, Northbourne Ave, Canberra
Cost: Free
Details: This Festival will be showcasing for the first time ever at The EPIC Showgrounds, and it will feature entertainment, variety of kite stalls, displays, food stalls & trucks, demonstrations, activities, amusement & carnival rides, live DJ, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Kite Flying Festival Facebook


15. Ocean Film Festival World Tour
When: Tuesday, 10 March 2020: 7pm-10pm
Where: National Film & Sound Archive of Australia, McCoy Circuit, Acton
Cost: Adults: $30.50pp & Children 15yrs & under: $22.50pp
Details: This film event will be a celebration of our oceans and it will include sublime footage taken above and below the water's surface through a collection of short films. There will be showcases of inspiring and through-provoking footage, touching interviews, new films, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Ocean Film Festival Australia Facebook


16. Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Good Days Bad Days Tour
When: Sunday, 15 March 2020: From 8pm
Where: University of Canberra Refectory, 18/170 Haydon Dr, Bruce
Cost: $44.92pp
Details: The beloved Melbourne Ska Orchestra has unveiled their new single 'Good Days Bad Days'—a showstopper of a track lifted from their most recent album, 'One Year Of Ska'. To celebrate, the epic 25-piece band have announced a huge national tour, which will see them hitting up metropolitan and regional cities across the country throughout the early months of 2020. Click here for website.

17. Canberra Comedy Festival
When: Monday, 16-22 March 2020
Where: Various locations across Canberra
Cost: See website
Details: The Festival will bring some of the country's, and the world's funniest comedians to Canberra this March. There will be stand-ups, shows, acts, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Canberra Comedy Festival Facebook


18. Eleanor McEvoy Australian Tour
When: Thursday, 19 March 2020: 8pm-10:30pm
Where: Tuggeranong Arts Centre, 137 Reed St, Greenway
Cost: $35pp
Details: Ireland's internationally acclaimed contemporary singer/songwriter Eleanor McEvoy will coming to Canberra this March and she will be presenting songs from her latest album 'Forgotten Dreams' and songs from her 'The Thomas Moore Project', and her extensive back catalogue. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Eleanor McEvoy Music Facebook


19. Joel Creasey – Messy Bitch
When: Friday, 20 March 2020: From 7:15pm
Where: Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra
Cost: See website.
Details: Joel Creasey, Australia's Crown Prince of Comedy, returns for another season of sauce and sass with his latest stand up show 'Messy Bitch'. Click here for the website. .

20. Canberra Craft Beer & Cider Festival
When: Saturday, 21 March 2020
Where: Batman St, Gooreen St, and in the car park of Mercure Canberra, Canberra
Cost: See website.
Details: This Festival will showcase all things craft beer & cider with exhibitors, pop-ups, demonstrations, breweries from across Australia, live music, entertainment, food trucks & stalls, tasting & sampling, kid's activities, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Canberra Craft Beer & Cider Festival Facebook


21. Wine Machine
When: Saturday, 21 March 2020: 2pm-10pm
Where: Commonwealth Park, Commonwealth Park, Parkes, Canberra,
Cost: See website.
Details: Australia's premium, bespoke, lifestyle, destination, winery event is back this March, and it will showcase a garden-party picnic, entertainment, pop-ups, tasting & sampling, exhibitors, long-table lunches, winemakers, gourmet delights, farmers, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Wine Machine Facebook


22. Relay For Life
When: Saturday, 28 March 2020
Where: Australian Institute of Sport Athletics Track, Bruce
Cost: Fundraising event
Details: This fundraising event will help raise vital funds for the Cancer Council's research, prevention, information, and support services. The event will feature walking, rolling, skipping, hopping, or running around a track to signify that cancer never rests, so neither do we! Camping is available onsite overnight. There will also be entertainment, live music, food stalls, performances, family-friendly activities, and games held over 24 hours. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Cancer Council ACT Facebook


23. Anthems Festival
When: Saturday, 28 March 2020: 1:30pm-11pm
Where: Commonwealth Park, Commonwealth Park, Parkes
Cost: Adults: $119pp & VIP Admission: $199pp
Details: This Festival will showcase a star-studded lineup of Australian icons who will perform among the trees at the picturesque Stage 88 in Commonwealth Park. Headlining will be Icehouse and performances will include Eskimo Joe, Rogue Traders, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Frente, Mark Wilkinson, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Anthems Facebook


24. MS Walk Run Roll: Canberra
When: Sunday, 29 March 2020
Where: Rond Terrace, Canberra
Cost: Fundraising event
Details: This fundraising event will feature 5km, 10km and 14km courses, where you can choose to walk or run, while taking in the views of Canberra's landmarks. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from MS Walk Run Roll Facebook
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